Working Group 5

Legal

21Working Group Meetings
14Permanent Members
11Visiting Members

Focus Areas

Working Group (WG) 5 focuses on facilitating the process of regulatory amendments and procedural changes for private sector development sourced from major national documents, private sector consultations and legal reforms proposed by other Working Groups within PriSEC. Developing, amending and improving regulations and laws are cross-cutting issues relating the themes of other four working groups. WG 5 works on advancing and achieving all 4 sub-strategic priorities identified in Private Sector Development National Priority Program (PSD-NPP, 2018-2023) in terms of addressing legal and regulatory challenges. The WG is also providing legal support to improve Afghanistan’s ranking in World Bank’s Doing Business Indicators Report, particularly in the following areas:

  • Registering Properties
  • Enforcing Contracts
  • Solving Insolvencies (Legal aspects)
  • Protecting Minority Investors (Legal aspects)

The WG is scheduled to meet twice a month, at least 24 times a year; the meetings are called per the consensus of the minimum two co-chairs of the WG. For detailed information about the WG 5 mandate, objective, members and scope, download the WG Terms of Reference (ToR).

Members

Co-ChairsPermanent MembersVisiting Members
• Ministry of Justice
• Office of the Second Vice President
• Afghan Chambers Federation
Government:
• Office of the Second Vice President
• Ministry of Finance
• Ministry of Justice
• Ministry of Industries and Commerce
• Commercial Court
• Investment Facilitation Unit - Administrative Office of the President
• Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock

Private Sector:
• Afghan Chambers Federation (ACF) All chambers
• Afghanistan Women’s Business Federation
• Ministry of Urban Development and Lands
• Da Afghanistan Bank
• Kabul Municipality
• Ministry of Transport
• Aviation Office
• Ministry of Mines and Petroleum
• Afghanistan Commercial Dispute Resolution Center
• Afghanistan Bar Association
• Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat
• Commercial Law Development Program
• HARAKAT

Working Group 5 Terms of Reference (TOR)

Download ToR